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Parc de la Villette, Paris

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
With its collection of museums, theaters, architectural follies, themed gardens, and open spaces, Parc de la Villette appeals to adults and children. On 55 hectares (135 acres), this is the capital's largest urban park. Stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq and encounter green spaces, ponds, and fountains. This ecologically responsible park supports art and cultural initiatives with shows, performances, and exhibits throughout the year. To visit Parc de la Villette and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris vacation route planner.
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  • Take a canal boat going from the quay outside the Musée d'Orsay which goes up the channels to the Parc de la Villette. The tour takes 2.5 hours and is so worth it. The Park is huge, and I recommend that you set aside a full day for the visit because there is so much to see there.
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  • Really a great and beautiful park in Paris. With water, carousel, playground, gardens to themes. I go to full search of Pokemon, so I EU time to make the tour ^^.
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  • I had to cross to reach the location and I thought if my my 4 years he was there with me, I'd never brought home!
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  • Les folies! Amusing and great place. Quickly submerged with tones of activities during the summer.
  • Very nice park, and 3rd largest in Paris. Good music, and best it's free.
  • Nice park to do some running despite the amount of children playing around. The area is not the best but being a crowded place, it gives a sense of security.
  • Great park in Pairs. Lots to do, always some event going on and usually free. Great facilities for kids and families.
  • Unusual park designed by Bernard Tshumi, it feels like it might be left over from a World's Fair in the 80s. Tshumi was a fan of Jaques Derrida and it shows: every element is deconstructed. Only in Paris could you find a park that is at once so intellectual but at the same time used by all sorts of Parisians. It is now very much a center of all kinds of music, from classical symphonies to the cutting edge of electronic music at À La Folie (next to the cité des sciences et de la industrie). Very much worth it for an "off the beaten path" experience of Paris.
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